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LionScrollbars is a small utility that puts control of OS X 10.7's scrollbars back in your hands.

System Preferences in Lion only allows for configuring scrollbars globally. But one setting that applies to all applications does not reflect that for some tasks seeing/not seeing a scrollbar can be crucial (such as always showing a scrollbar for programs where you edit text/code vs. hiding it for Web surfing). For those times when you wish you could change the system default for certain applications, now you can! LionScrollbars allows you to configure scrollbar settings on a per-application basis, so you more...

What's New

Version 0.5.4:
  • Added link to online help wiki.
  • Added appearance tab for installing SIMBL/configuring *experimental* SIMBL plugin for customizing scroller appearance for some apps.
  • Added filter textfield for quickly finding the app whose settings you want to change.
  • Added prompt for optionally restarting target app from within LionScrollbars.


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Downloads 4,218
Version Downloads 2,469
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 07 Feb 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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